Have you ever been alone wIth God?


Oswald Chambers

When they were alone, He expounded all things to His disciples. Mark 4:34

Our Solitude with Him.

Jesus does not take us alone and expound things to us all the time; He expounds things to us as we can understand them. Other lives are parables. God is making us spell out our own souls. It is slow work, so slow that it takes God all time and eternity to make a man and woman after His own purpose. The only way we can be of use to God is to let Him take us through the crooks and crannies of our own characters. It is astounding how ignorant we are about ourselves! We do not know envy when we see it, or laziness, or pride. Jesus reveals to us all that this body has been harbouring before His grace began to work. How many of us have learned to look in with courage?

We have to get rid of the idea that we understand ourselves, it is the last conceit to go. The only One Who understands us is God. The greatest curse in spiritual life is conceit. If we have ever had a glimpse of what we are like in the sight of God, we shall never say—“Oh I am so unworthy,” because we shall know we are, beyond the possibility of stating it. As long as we are not quite sure that we are unworthy, God will keep narrowing us in until He gets us alone. Wherever there is any element of pride or of conceit, Jesus cannot expound a thing. He will take us through the disappointment of a wounded pride of intellect, through disappointments of heart. He will reveal inordinate affections—things over which we never thought He would have to get us alone. We listen to many things in classes, but they are not an exposition to us yet. They will be when God gets us alone over them.

5 thoughts on “Have you ever been alone wIth God?

  1. We are expected to work out our salvation fearfully in the Lord, and by our obedience He is formed in us. Very good share today. Be Blessed Always.
    Julia
    Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:12-15).

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  2. This is so true! We are complicated beings to say the least. Especially followers of Christ. Our spirit man and our flesh is at war daily. Paul said it best in Romans 7:19, “For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep eon doing.” As the writer said we have to get rid of the idea that we know ourselves.
    Because we don’t but God does. We are a work in progress and scripture tells us in Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Praise God! Great post! Thank you.

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  3. Only God can solve the mystery of our own selves. It takes truth, illumination, and the mercy of God to sustain us in our journey into Him. In seeing Him we see ourselves. Mercy is the wonder of His faithfulness to us in spite of ourselves.

    So appreciate Julia, Curleen, and your blogs!

    Blessings
    BT

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